Studies reveal that noise levels in restaurants are the top complaint from diners.
Noise in restaurants is doing more to ruin our dining experience than any other factor. Studies by both Consumer Reports and international dining guide Zagat reveal that noise levels are the top complaint from those dining out. Excess noise is considered even more annoying than poor service or substandard food.
Patrons who are offended by noise levels are more likely to leave prematurely, and less likely to return to that venue. This surely can’t be good for business for restaurateurs.
Noise levels are even making it into restaurant reviews, with apps like Soundprint springing up where you can search restaurants ranked on noise quality and even use the app to measure decibel levels in your local eateries.